Stocks have been under tremendous selling pressure throughout most of December. Before the bounce on Wednesday, December 26, the S&P was down 14.8% and was set up for the worst loss of any December on record.
In order to get a gauge on how oversold things were, I ran two scans after the market closed on Christmas Eve. I ran a scan to see how many stocks in the S&P 500 had daily stochastic readings below 20 and I ran a scan to see how many stocks had a 10-day RSI reading below 30. Those are the traditional levels considered to mark “oversold” territory for those two indicators.
The scan of the stochastic readings showed that 479 members of the S&P were in oversold territory after the decline on Christmas Eve. The RSI scan showed that 444 members were in oversold territory.
Just for my own amusement, I adjusted the stochastics scan to a level of 30 to see how many stocks in the S&P were in or close to oversold territory based on this indicator. There were 493 with stochastic readings below the 30 level as of December 24.
Because the number was so high, I adjusted the scan to find out which seven stocks were not in or close to oversold territory. These are the seven stocks in the S&P that had stochastic readings above 30 on Monday, December 24.